BENGALURU SUNDAY OCTOBER 10, 2021 `12.00 PAGES 28 LATE CITY EDITION FINAL COURSE IN DESERT Will it be Delhi Capitals or Chennai Super Kings in Friday’s ﬁnal? Some talking points as the Indian Premier League shifts to the play-offs stage WATCH OUT: THE GAME OF BATTERS Ruturaj Gaikwad (533), Faf du Plessis (546) and Shikhar Dhawan (544), three of the four highest run-getters this time, will be in action on Sunday. All of them played integral part in their teams’ success Stoinis back fit CSK off track If word from the UAE is anything to go by, Delhi all-rounder Marcus Stoinis is fit again and will take his place in the XI. Stoinis is a key player because his presence gives the team balance One thing that’s not in favour of MS Dhoni & Co is their form. They have lost their last three. While the losers of Sunday’s match will get one more go, the management will be keen to arrest this slidev | P15 9th ENTERING BUSINESS END October 10: Delhi Capitals vs Chennai Super Kings October 11: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders October 13: Loser of October 10 vs Winner of October 11 October 15: Winner of October 10 vs Winner of October 13 LIVE AT 7.30PM CHENNAI SEEK A NINTH IPL FINAL ON SUNDAY 2 DELHI ON THE OTHER HAND SEEK 2ND FINAL CHENNAI ■ MADURAI ■ VIJAYAWADA ■ BENGALURU ■ KOCHI ■ HYDERABAD ■ VISAKHAPATNAM ■ COIMBATORE ■ KOZHIKODE ■ THIRUVANANTHAPURAM ■ BELAGAVI ■ BHUBANESWAR ■ SHIVAMOGGA ■ MANGALURU ■ TIRUPATI ■ TIRUCHY ■ TIRUNELVELI ■ SAMBALPUR ■ HUBBALLI ■ DHARMAPURI ■ KOTTAYAM ■ KANNUR ■ VILLUPURAM ■ KOLLAM ■ WARANGAL ■ TADEPALLIGUDEM ■ NAGAPATTINAM ■ THRISSUR ■ KALABURAGI Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra’s son fails to provide proof for his alibi Lakhimpur prime accused arrested after grilling N A M I TA B A J PA I @ Lucknow ASHISH Mishra, the son of Union minister of state for home Ajay Mishra ‘Teni’ and the main accused in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence case, was arrested late on Saturday night after being questioned for over 11 hours by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) of the crime branch headed by DIG Upendra Agarwal. The minister’s son was arrested after the probe team felt he was not fully cooperating with the investigation, senior police officials said, adding that he could not answer many questions posed by the SIT. After the interrogation, the SIT also asked the district police to add a few more sections of the IPC to the FIR lodged against Ashish. During the interrogation by the six-member SIT in the Lakhimpur crime branch office, Ashish provided video testimonials of 10 persons to the police Ashish Mishra arrives at the Crime Branch office in Lakhimpur Kheri on Saturday | PTI that said he was not in the vehicle that ran over the protesting farmers. However, the SIT was not convinced with his version of the violence, in which eight people were killed. The minister’s son appeared before the SIT around 10:40 am. His interrogation began soon after as the SIT had come prepared with 40 questions. Sources said Ashish reiterated he was not present at Tikunia, the site of the incident. He insisted he was at a wrestling competition at Banbirpur village, some 3-4 km P10 away from Tikunia. Justice Awasthi is new CJ of K’taka HC education matters at the Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court. A senior judge of the Allahabad He worked as the Assistant High Court, Justice Ritu Solicitor General of InRaj Awasthi, was apdia at Lucknow before pointed as the Chief his elevation as an adJustice of Karnataka ditional judge in 2009. High Court on He became a permaSaturday . nent judge in 2010. The Law and Justice The acting chief jusMinistry issued a notifitice of Karnataka High cation on the appointCourt, Justice Satish ment after the President Chandra, has now been Chief Justice gave his assent. Ritu Raj Awasthi appointed as the chief Justice Awasthi, born justice of Telangana on July 3, 1960, completed his High Court. graduation in law from LucAnother senior judge from know University in 1986. He en- Karnataka High Court, Justice rolled as an advocate in 1987 and Aravind Kumar, has been appractised in civil, service and pointed as the Chief Justice of EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE @ Bengaluru MINOR GANGRAPED IN DAKSHINA KANNADA EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE @ Mangaluru A 16-year-old girl allegedly fell prey to human predators in Mangaluru on Friday. Acting swiftly, Dakshina Kannada police arrested four accused, three of whom allegedly raped her. Dakshina Kannada Superintendent of Police Rishikesh Sonawane on Saturday said that separate teams had been formed to trace the culprits and they arrested K S Sharath Shetty a resident of Kaup, Maruthi , Manjunath, Lodge Sathish and Idayatulla. The SP said that Sharath had befriended the girl on Facebook and used to talk to her over P7 phone regularly . Gujarat High Court. With this, two prominent judges from the Karnataka High Court have b e e n e l ev a t e d a s C h i e f Justices. In his around 10-month tenure, the division bench headed by Justice Sharma passed some prominent orders. It ruled that planting of trees on barren government land is not a crime, while dismissing a PIL filed against the ‘Cauvery Calling’ project. It said that there is a statutory or constitutional bar on a minor being initiated into sanyasa, while rejecting a PIL filed against the anointment of a minor as Seer of Shirur Mutt in P7,9 Udupi. WITH THIS ISSUE TURNING THE CLOCK BACK PLUS 12 PAGES BRIGHTSIDE MUSIC AS A SERVICE P2 State may be among top 3 in tiger population B O S K Y K H A N N A @ Bengaluru THE tiger census is around the corner and preliminary reports and information gathered from earlier assessments from tiger reserves across the country shows that Karnataka as one of the top three states along with Madhya Pradesh and Uttarakhand as far as tiger population is concerned. “This year, there will be a 5-6 per cent increase in tiger numbers,” stated a senior official from the National TiFULL REPORT: P7 ger Conservation Authority (NTCA).
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